Questions tagged [interface]

Questions pertaining to Blender's user interface, such as theming, scripting and operating the interface.

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Why might I not be able to activate my drawing canvas grid guide?

As you can see in my screenshot below -- my overlay "canvas Grid" is greyed out, despite being check-able. I'm new to Blender and still getting my bearings, so forgive the dumb question here! Thanks!
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When I right click while in edit mode, the context menu doesn't appear

Just to clarify, my select is set to left mouse button. All keybinds are default. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Is there a way to change the size of the viewport grid in 2.8?

In versions of Blender before 2.8 you could change how much of the grid was visible in the viewport. Is there a way to have it so it's smaller like it is in default Blender 2.79a?
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Is there a way to make background images ignore Shift+H command in 2.8

Question about blender 2.8 I add a couple of background images and start modeling. When I need to work on parts of my scene I select an object and press shift+h to isolate it. Problem is my background ...
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How to use non-english characters in collection name? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use non-english collection name in blender 2.8? For example, when type some non-english characters after press F2, it will display as two boxes on the bottom, and the name of ...
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Where are the options for the Loop Cut and Slide?

I'm a bit lost in the Blender 2.80 interface. I'm in edit mode trying to do a Loop Cut and Slide (although I'm having the same issue with other tools). Where are the options? I'm selecting the edges ...
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Classic Blender keymap mouse behavior -> Industry Compatible keymap [Change MMB to LMB]

I'm new to Blender, came from Maya LT. I'm very happy with what industry keymap 2.8 has to offer, just wanted to ask if it's possible (I tried and "bricked" my controls several times, had to delete ...
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How do I remap the 'Edit Mode' / 'Object Mode' key (tab) to a new key in Blender 2.8?

I would like to make it so that '5' toggles between edit mode and object mode instead of pressing 'Tab'. I thought I could do this via Preferences->Keymap, but when I change the shortcut to '5' in the ...
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Python: template_ID()-like UI for PropertyGroup

For a Blender add-on I am trying to create an UI that let's the user choose from a list of existing instances of a PropertyGroup stored in a CollectionProperty create new instances of that ...
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Where did my bones go?

I know they're still there, I can see them in the object hierarchy window, I can add and remove vertices to their component groups, but I cannot get them to display in the viewport. What did I do to ...
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Keep selecting occluded faces but not in wireframe

Everytime i go into wireframe mode on a new project it bugs out my whole project and i can no longer select faces properly. if i click a visible face in solid render mode it will almost always select ...
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Zooming in on keyframes in 'dope sheet' and 'animation timeline' Blender 2.8

How do you zoom into the animation timeline so that the so that you can 'scrub' more slowly with the playhead. Im using a mac and blender 2.8. many thanks!!!
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How to keep Workspaces in Blender 2.80 when opening previous version of blender's files?

i'd like to use the bmps file from previous version of blender, in blender 2.80 as latest version. but, when it's opened, blender 2.80 lost every interface layout it usually has. especially those new ...
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Smooth zooming in viewport

I have experience with Maya and C4D and I’ve become very accustomed to the way view-port navigation works in them. I know that one can set the key-mapping to that of industry standard; however then ...
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2.8 Can't find “Create orientation” in the menus, therefore can't add it to “Add to quick favorites” does not work in Search

Search says "create orientation" is in Transform menu, but it's not there. Where is it ? I did map my own key combination for it, but still. The one from 2.79 , Ctrl+Alt+Space Would be much ...
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v2.8 support for 3DConnexion ndof devices

I have a wired 3DConnexion SpaceMouse which worked very well with v2.7. However, it has lost its built-in functionality in Blender v2.8. In 2.7, Blender worked well with the device with smooth pan,...
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“.” nor “f” work to viewport zoom on a selected object

I need to have a zoom on selected object working. Old tutorials state it's the numpad period, my keyboard doesn't have a numpad. I saw a post saying that the function has been remapped to F on 2.8, ...
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How to assign a hotkey to 'set origin' context menu?

How can I assign a shortcut to popup the following menu when pressed? I have looked around and I found that I can right click and "Assign shortcut" on other menus, like this example on pivot point, ...
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how to export out keymaps, i'm lost?

So I'm learning Blender 2.8 and I need to save out keymaps as I update shortcuts in case I make a mistake so I can revert back to a previous update and not default settings. I want to do the simple ...
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2.8 Snapping Tool features missing?

Just started to use 2.8,but im pretty new to blender in general.I was searching on 2.8 for,as Blenders manual says,"Additional Snapping Tools",but no way i can find them.Have they been moved or ...
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How to change shading of selected faces with retopo - 2.79 comparison

2.79 renders the underlying selected mesh more "pronounced" over the other objects when in editmode. This is a common situation when doing lowpoly retopo over highpoly. In 2.8 its really sinks in to ...
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Look dev not showing any objects

i have recently started using blender 2.8 and there is this look dev preview mode i tried but it doesn't show any of my model instead only black patches are visible in the place of my objects. here is ...
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Blurred interface (wrong interface scale) [duplicate]

I've just installed Blender 2.8 (also check 2.76 and 2.79) and interface looks quite weird (windows 10, FHD res). menu bar not visible although application is displayed in fullscreen mode bottom of ...
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what do selected vertex colors mean?

When I selected a vertex by clicking left mouse button on it,and selected vertex looked white. And then for some reason I selected the vertex by dragging left mouse button around it, then selected ...
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How can I reset this?

Disclaimer: When I'm referring to "it" I mean the Dark interface!! I saw that Youtuber that had his Blender looking different. He then told me how he did that (It was something that comes with ...
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Using arrays as custom properties in Blender PropertyGroup

I'm very new to Blender scripting (not programming in general) and I can't seem to figure out how to save an array of some data type (probably want it to be another PropertyGroup) in a PropertyGroup ...
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Just upgraded from v2.79b to v2.80 and am now unable to get left or rightclickselect to work

I am a newbie to blender, only discovering it about a month ago. I downloaded v2.79b and have spent some time viewing online tutorials and exploring the application. In this version I was able to ...
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Pose Context menu in Weight painting

I got myself in very strange problem. for some reason, I no longer have access to the selection of strength, range of the brush etc. in weight painting mode. Now I have access to "Pose Context Menu" ...
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Keyboard and Mouse not working in Blender

I recently opened the first build of 2.8 for Blender and for some reason none of the keyboard keys work, nor the mouse. I can click all the side menus and different buttons but hitting hotkeys does ...
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How to reset the GUI - without using the menu…?

Picture says all... The GUI is extremely small - how can I reset it??
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Blender 2.8, missing keymap settings

after installation of blender 2.8 I cannot click on anything in the 3D view and the outliner tree structure. Besides all shortkeys are not working at all. In the Settings of blender 2.8, the whole ...
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Keep Scene resolutions in sync

Different Scenes can have different resolutions. But a lot of the time, you'll always want them to be the same. Its a big hassle to have to update several other scenes all the time, especially while ...
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Is there a way to change mouse zooming to go left and right instead of up and down?

Alt + Right mouse zooming works by going up and down. Is there any way to change this to left and right?
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Partially disable File Output Node in compositing?

A File Output node like this ... ... will generate several images at once (here: A001.png, ..., A250.png and B001.png, ..., B250.png and C001.png, ..., C250.png, all in folder D). For reasons ...
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Collapsed menus in Topbar by default

When using blender 2.8x on an old 4x3 monitor the workspace tabs get shifted too far right and its a handy option to collapse the menus. For most, if not all, other area headers, this can be ...
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Is there a way to get the transform details to show in Full Screen mode?

When I use Blender v2.8 in Full Screen Mode (Ctrl+Alt+Spacebar) and I make a transform (Translation, Scale or Rotation), the Transform Details do not show in the upper right hand corner like they do ...
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translation of nodes with 'g' key only working while it is held down

I'm using Blender 2.8 (2019-06-26 13:42) In the node graph I used to be able to select nodes, press G then they would be 'grabbed' and move with the mouse until I left click to confirm or right click ...
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Most mouse and keyboard inputs stopped working in Blender 2.80. How can this be fixed?

I have had this issue previously and I have it again. Most inputs in Blender stopped working. I can't select objects or click most buttons and keyboard shortcuts aren't working either, neither does ...
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What does the “Global pivot” in User preferences do?

What does the Global Pivot option in User Preferences do?
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How to bypass 3D view axis when selecting vertices behind it

I've run into this problem many times, it's nothing major, adjusting my view or reselecting with lasso instead of shift+clicking the individual point tends to fix it. But it's a little frustrating ...
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What do this color difference stand for?

I think that there must be reason for dividing tools by colors. What do each colors(green?, violet?) stand for?
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Where are the rigid body tool buttons in Blender 2.80?

Due to changes in 3d view port interface it's hard to find tool shelf menus in Blender 2.80. I do not want a shortcut for the Rigid Body Tools -> Copy From Active button, but instead the new position ...
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How do I change the operator panel input box in my add-on to allow units?

I am writing an add on that extrudes and rotates an object and I am using the operator panel to configure the measurements. Currently, I have FloatProperty and IntProperty which will let me configure ...
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Menu for bevel edges

Is there any way to show a menu of the tools in the middle of the screen, like its done in 3ds max. I mean, for example, when you choose the tool Bevel Edges It show the menu in the bottom of the ...
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Why does my UI look different

Ive been watching some tutorials on how to do fancy shaders and stuff and ive been finding them very hard to follow as their UI is very different to mine. This is what i want my UI to look like, ...
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Software interference with Blender 2.8 RC2

I have an intermittent issue with blender (2.79 and 2.8) which I am trying to resolve. Sometimes the software works like a charm – no issues. Sometimes, the main view port is fine, however left ...
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How to disable select and activate and return to just select tool

How to disable the select and move tool and return to just select tool in the blender interface I'm using Blender 2.8 on Ubuntu 18.04 with default settings.
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How to duplicate an Archimesh generated object in blender 2.8

I am creating a kitchen scene, and in order to create cabinets I am using door objects made in archimesh. The problem is when I try to duplicate the doors, the only way to do this is to select all of ...
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Disable editing of multiple objects in Blender 2.8

In Blender 2.8, if you have multiple objects selected in Object Mode, and then hit Tab to enter Edit Mode, ALL the selected objects (both the yellow active object and the orange selected-but-inactive ...
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Why does outliner show a different object selected

Is there a reason that the object selected in the viewport is not the object shown as selected in the outliner?